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Teacher and Pupil

English For Hebrew Speakers Program (ESOL)

ESOL Program Plan for Parents

Objective: Our ESOL program at the Jewish Academy is designed to support Israeli students in acquiring English language proficiency, facilitating their successful integration into the academic and social aspects of the school community.

Program Components:

  1. Language Instruction:

    • Daily English language classes focusing on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

    • Differentiated instruction based on individual language proficiency levels.

  2. Cultural Integration:

    • Cultural orientation sessions to help students understand and adapt to local customs and traditions.

    • Integration of English language learning with cultural experiences to enhance language acquisition.

  3. Support Services:

    • Peer tutoring and study groups for additional academic support.

    • Workshops addressing specific language challenges commonly faced by Israeli students.

  4. Individualized Learning Plans:

    • Initial language assessments to determine each student's proficiency level.

    • Personalized learning plans to meet the unique needs and goals of individual students.

    • Regular assessments to monitor progress and adjust plans accordingly.

  5. Collaboration with Subject Teachers:

    • Close collaboration with subject teachers to integrate language learning into the broader curriculum.

    • Ongoing communication between ESOL instructors and subject teachers to address language challenges in specific academic contexts

Parent Involvement:

  1. Communication:

    • Regular updates on students' progress in the ESOL program.

    • Open lines of communication between teachers, parents, and students to address concerns and share successes.

  2. Workshops and Resources:

    • Parent workshops on how to support English language learning at home.

    • Access to online resources and materials for parents to reinforce English language skills outside of school.

  3. Cultural Events:

    • Inclusion of parents in cultural events to foster a sense of community and shared understanding.

Assessment and Reporting:

  1. Assessment:

    • Regular formative and summative assessments to gauge language proficiency.

    • Continuous monitoring of students' progress to identify areas of improvement.

  2. Reporting:

    • Quarterly progress reports outlining language development, strengths, and areas for improvement.

    • Parent-teacher conferences to discuss individual student progress and set goals collaboratively.

Continuous Improvement:

Regular reviews of the ESOL program to assess effectiveness and make necessary adjustments. Feedback from parents, students, and teachers will be actively sought and considered in shaping the ongoing development of the program.

Contact Information:

For any questions, concerns, or additional information, please contact Anat Madar.

Thank you for your partnership in supporting your child's English language learning journey at the Jewish Academy.

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